Greenberg Traurig Shareholder, Ian C. Ballon Selected As New Media Lawyer of the Year

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Ian C. Ballon Selected to as New Media Lawyer Of The Year

Ian C. Ballon, shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been selected as New Media Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. He was honored at its 44th annual installation banquet and awards ceremony held on March 21, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

A shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices, Ballon is an intellectual property and Internet litigator who represents clients in copyright and other Internet and computer-related litigation, and in the defense of data privacy, behavioral advertising and other Internet-related class action suits.

“We are extremely proud of Ian and this great recognition," said Jeff Scott, co-managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office. "From his earliest days of practicing E-commerce and Internet law, Ian has always been at the forefront of the issues and is recognized as a leader in this dynamic, complex and ever-evolving industry. This honor is the culmination of more than 25 years of dedicated service to his clients and colleagues in the business, legal and new media communities. We want to congratulate Ian on this well-deserved award."

Ballon is the author of the four-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise With Forms 2d Edition (Thomson West 2012 Cum. Supp., and the earlier first edition, which has been cited in state and federal court opinions. He is also the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009).

Ballon also serves as Executive Director of Stanford’s Center for E-Commerce, which organizes Stanford’s annual E-Commerce Best Practices Program, the nation’s leading program focusing on Internet best practices.

Ballon has been recognized as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators and one of the Top 100 Lawyers overall in California by The Daily Journal and as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California by California Law Business. In addition, he was the 2010 winner of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section’s Vanguard Award.

Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice provides strategic counsel for clients requiring in-depth understanding of both specialized technology and the complex dynamics of worldwide distribution. Our team includes approximately 180 full-time IP and technology attorneys, approximately 100 of whom are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Our experience encompasses an array of industries and technologies – from biotechnology, business methods, electronics and e-commerce to consumer products, fashion and apparel, media and entertainment.

Greenberg Traurig has more than 200 attorneys in California, including offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Orange County and Silicon Valley. The Los Angeles office recently announced a move in April to The Plaza at 1800+1840 Century Park East, in Century City, to accommodate the firm’s growth in Los Angeles County.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 34 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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